Yorkshire and Humber Children's Palliative Care Network

Working together for children and young people with life limiting and life threatening conditions across Yorkshire and Humber.

About Us

There are estimated to be over 40,000 children and young people living with a life threatening and / or life limiting illness across England and this number is rising. Often the child or young person also has very complex care needs and requires high quality around the clock care. This understandably puts a huge strain on families coping with such a diagnosis and they may require a variety of support to enable them to continue to care for their child. This support needs to be flexible and provided at the time and place that it is needed. In order to achieve this professionals across the region need to work together to improve the planning, commissioning and the delivery of services to children, young people and their families. Currently there are a number of gaps in service provision and high quality around the clock support is not always available to all those who need it at the time they need it. We need this to change!

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Support for Families

There are a number of organisations providing support to families with children with life limiting conditions across Yorkshire and Humber and it can be difficult to know where to start sometimes. The service finder on our website lists some of the organisations local to you and the best place to start is often your local hospice as they are a local hub and can offer information and advice about useful services.

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Support for Professionals

The Network provides access to regional training, sharing good practice and a Regional Annual Conference for professionals working in Children’s Palliative Care across the Region. There are links to CPD and available training resources available through this website.

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Bereavement Support

There are a number of organisations providing bereavement support to families with children with life limiting conditions across Yorkshire and Humber. The support finder on our website lists some of the organisations local to you and the best place to start is often your local hospice as they are a local hub and can offer information and advice about useful services.

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What's Coming Up?

Safeguarding and Palliative Care Training

  • 24th January 2019
  • 9.30
  • Delius Special School, Barkerend Rd, Bradford
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Annual Conference 2019: Ethical Dilemmas

  • 13th March 2019
  • 9:00 - 16:00
  • Cedar Court Hotel, Denby Dale Road, Calder Grove, Wakefield, WF4 3QZ
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Paediatric palliative care module

  • 10th April 2019
  • 9:00 - 16:00
  • various
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Latest News

Annual Conference 2019: Ethical Dilemmas

2nd November 2018

YHCPCN Annual Conference date ...

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Paediatric palliative care module development

26th November 2018

The paediatric palliative care module ...

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Twitter Updates

YHCPCN - 06/12/2018

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@Tog4ShortLives: Hospices provide a vital service to families, yet almost a quarter of clinical commissioning groups don’t commission th…

YHCPCN - 06/12/2018

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@jessiehewitson: Special needs children are being betrayed by the state https://t.co/W9bEczgm0L

YHCPCN - 06/12/2018

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@KerrElliott: One of my favourite study days to run - always lots of enthusiasm and lively discussions. Please pass onto teams with care…